Approved by the FDA in June 2006, Juvederm™ is a non-surgical, injectable gel used to restore the skin’s volume and correct wrinkles and nasolabial folds. From the creators of Botox® Cosmetic, Juvederm™ is considered a “next-generation” injectable; it is a dermal facial filler made of a smooth consistency gel that is composed of cross-linked hyaluronic acid.
Juvederm is a family of injectable hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to provide 9 months to one year of correction for moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth).
The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from hyaluronic acid (HA). What’s interesting about HA is that it’s a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, helps the skin retain moisture and softness, and adds volume. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers is made from a modified form of HA.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel instantly adds volume to the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel instantly smooths moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around your nose and mouth.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
Juvederm™ maintains corrective results for an average of six months. Some patients experience a longer-lasting effect. Additional injections and touch-ups may be needed to achieve optimal correction. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance and will gradually absorb into the body.
How Juvéderm Works
Juvéderm works well for cosmetic and plastic surgery applications because hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, thereby adding new volume under the surface of sagging skin. Older faces take on more youthful aspects because hyaluronic acid is known to bind with collagen—the material that supports human facial skin—and elastin to move more basic nutrients into the skin. Juvederm hydrates the skin and increases the capacity of the skin to hold water therefore skin holds more moisture and looks fresher than before.